Monday, March 31, 2014

Triangular Tuffets

I am in model stitching mode today, but I wanted to stop by quickly and show you the finished chair cushions I made over the weekend. I have two wooden chairs in my studio - one at my desk and one at my sewing/serger machines....these are really not the most comfortable chairs, but like many of you, I work with what I have. So, I decided to make a couple quilted tie-on cushions - to make the chairs prettier and to make my hiney happier. I used the Tuxedo Collection by Doodlebug Design Inc. for Riley Blake, as it matches my studio nicely...and some black grosgrain ribbon with white polka dots for the ties. The top is pieced 7" equilateral triangles and the bottom is a 7" hexagon...both cut on my Studio Fabric Cutter using Nested Bullseye Dies by AccuQuilt. I was able to accurately cut all the pieces in just a couple minutes and started sewing right away...I fused a piece of Pellon SF-101 Shape-Flex Interfacing to the wrong size of each hexagon, to make the bases nice and sturdy. I quilted the tops with cotton batting and muslin, then filled the tuffets firmly with fiberfill - in fact, I over-stuffed them, because I knew they would flatten out after I sit on them for hours. I added the grosgrain ribbon to tie the cushions in place...and I think they turned out perfectly! It only took me a couple hours to completely make both cushions and they are such a nice added touch to my studio...

I am headed back to my stitching nest for a few hours, then it is back to work on my website...the sun is shining (I will try not to focus on the 45 mph wind gusts - ugh!), so I will be taking both dogs on good walks to the park today, as well. Enjoy you day!


  1. Very pretty, I love the patterns on the fabric they go together perfectly. And looks so cute on your chair too :) Sending smiles your way to ensure you have a happy week :)

  2. Way to go, Belinda! What great looking chair cushions you created! Enjoy your stitching time and getting outside with Simba and Schatzi.


  3. What a great idea for the larger dies. I was thinking about the large drunkards path die for cushions on my dining room chairs, and now that I've seen your cushions it's like why not!
    I'm not going to get too excited just yet, but the sun is shining here for the second day in a row. Can we make 2 days in a row with no snow?? Hope things are warming up there too - enjoy your day Belinda!